Class Notes for Jan. 22
Hayden High alumna wins teaching honor
The Colorado Association of Science Teachers has named Shannon Koppenhafer, daughter of a Donna and Tim Bertram of Hayden and a 1992 graduate of Hayden High School, the 2005 Science Teacher of the Year for the state’s elementary school teachers.
Koppenhafer has been teaching for eight years. She teaches kindergarteners at the New Emerson School at Columbus in Grand Junction.
SSHS senior is Rotary student of the month
The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club has named Andy Morell, a Steamboat Springs High School senior, its student of the month for January. The son of Ann and Gerald Brenner, Morell lives on the family ranch on Routt County Road 131 south of Steamboat.
Morell has long been active in 4-H activities and serves as vice president of the Routt County 4-H Council.
“Andy is a great asset to the community,” said C.J. Mucklow, county extension agent and director. “I’ve known him for 10 years and continue to be amazed at his commitment to the agricultural community.”
For his Senior Project, Morell has chosen to rewrite the state’s manual on weeds and weed control.
Morell plans to pursue a degree in animal sciences at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.
Cucio graduates with management degree
Jamie Patrick Cucio, son of Jim and Kathy Curcio of Steamboat Springs, graduated from Colorado State University in December with a bachelor’s degree in construction management. He is moving to Denver, where he will be a project engineer with Hazelton Construction.
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Work to form a new strategic plan for the Steamboat Springs School District will start next week with the first sessions of a listening tour aimed at getting broad community feedback.